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Film about antisquatting 7/9/10

sugra | 06.09.2010 08:34 | Culture | Free Spaces | Social Struggles | South Coast

A Dutch film-maker is touring the UK with his film about antisquatting. Come see it at the Cowley on Tuesday!

Seven Dutch people of the 2 largest anti-squat agencies Camelot property management and Ad Hoc property management are followed to investigate what are the consequences of not having renters rights. Who are using the services of anti-squat agencies? And how do politicians, housing experts, lawyers and others involved judge this rising phenomenon. The documentary makes visible this hidden reality and tries to stir up the debate around what are better ways of dealing with empty properties.

In The Netherlands the documentary has stirred a big public debate in parliament and in the media.

Anti-squat agencies are rapidly spreading in Europe and are already active in The Netherlands, England, Belgium, France, Germany and Ireland.

After the film we will have a debate with the film-maker Abel Heijkamp, who is touring social centres and representatives from groups including ASS (Advisory Service for Squatters, based in London) and BASS (Brighton Advisory Service for Squatters).

The film is in Dutch, with English subtitles.
54 minutes long.

Kickoff 7pm, Tuesday 7 Sept

Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton

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  1. ad hoc in UK — dispossessed britain
  2. filmlink — agree with above poster
  3. i'm not being funny but... — not good enough